Statistics from Altmetric.com
Commentary on: OpenUrl
With the advent of effective vaccinations, serious infections (SI) have become rare among children presenting to primary care settings, yet when not diagnosed promptly, such infections, especially meningitis and septic shock, can cause substantial morbidity and mortality. Hence, researchers continue to search for new diagnostic methods; the present study by Van den Bruel and colleagues investigates the basis and value of gut feeling or intuition in addition to clinical assessment for diagnosing SI in children.
This is a secondary analysis of a prospective, observational study that enrolled 3890 children aged 0–16 years old presenting to general practitioners or community paediatricians in Flanders, Belgium. ‘Gut feeling’ is defined as a positive response to the statement, ‘something is wrong’.1 Clinical impression is …
Competing interests None.
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.